Columbian pulls away from Sandusky in overtime
SANDUSKY - A late steal helped Columbian survive a wild final 30 seconds of overtime Tuesday in a 60-59 Northern Ohio League win over Sandusky.
Sandusky hit a 3-pointer with 30 seconds left to cut TC's lead to a point, then stole the ball with 12 seconds to go.
Each team then had a player miss two foul shots, with Sandusky calling timeout with six seconds to go and needing to go the length of the floor.
Donovan Walker deflected inbound pass and Matt Zirger recovered the loose ball to secure win and help the Tornadoes (11-9, 6-5 NOL) secure third place in the league.
Derek Dryfuse poured in 29 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for TC, and Isiah Moore added 12 points and 10 boards.
Alec Demith dished five assists and Walker and Zirger each added three.
The Blue Streaks (3-17, 2-9) got 16 points from Jayrese Williams, 12 from Deaontre Palma and 11 from George Brown.
The teams play again - this time in Tiffin - Friday.
BC claims outright NCC crown
NEW WASHINGTON - Cade Kaple had a double-double and three teammates scored in double digits Tuesday as Buckeye Central held off Colonel Crawford, 52-47, to wrap up the North Central Conference championship.
The win moved the Bucks (19-2) to 12-1 in the NCC with one conference game left. Colonel Crawford (16-5) needed to win to keep its title hopes alive, but fell to 10-3 in the conference.
No other NCC team has less than three conference loses.
Kaple provided 10 points, 11 rebounds and six assists.
Austin Wurm scored 14 points, Sam Robertson added 12 points and Stone Wurm tallied 10 points and five boards.
Todd Entenmann's 13 points led the Eagles. Nate Klingenbarger added 11 points and six rebounds, Connor McCreary had 11 points and three steals, Logan Sager snared four steals and Dylan Gulley dished three assists.
Harrison keys St. Joe
NEW RIEGEL - Hunter Harrison tossed in 22 points and got plenty of scoring support Tuesday as Fremont St. Joe dropped Midland Athletic League foe New Riegel, 63-55.
Harrison added five rebounds for the Crimson Streaks (10-10, 6-3 MAL), who led 33-19 at halftime.
Ben Linke, Marcus Kerr and Kyle Veleba each added nine points and Ryan Williams scored another eight for St. Joe. Kerr also snared six steals.
Meanwhile, Jake Dryfuse sparked the Blue Jackets (7-13, 5-4) with 25 points, four rebounds and three steals.
Tim Ink chipped in eight points and four assists.
Stockaders race away
NORTHWOOD - Old Fort broke away in the middle quarters and had three players combine for 49 points Tuesday in a 73-43 whipping of Northwood.
Hunter Perry's 23 points, six rebounds, five steals and five assists sparked the Stockaders.
Jon Lotycz scored 16 points and Maison Steyer tossed in 10, with Jordan Bryon adding eight.
Steyer also grabbed seven boards and Adam Alexander snare six steals.
Old Fort ended the first quarter with a 23-18 lead, but outscored the Rangers (1-19) by a 39-17 margin over the next two periods.